Hi Craft-O-Maniac readers, I’m Heidi and I am excited to share a fun and unique kid craft that pairs perfectly with Valentine’s Day. I blog over at greendoodle and am a general hands-in-all-kinds-of-creating kind of girl. My main passion is creating children’s clothing, but I often post crafts and home decor that fit what’s going on in our world at the time.
Today’s project is a favorite around our house. We love making shrinky dink art. There’s something magical about watching the plastic curl up and thicken. (No, not very poetic…. but you’ll see. It is cool!)
Using a sheet of shrink plastic- or a no. 6 recyclable plastic take out container, have your child (or yourself) draw a colorful image about 2″ square. We used sharpies and colored pencils. Cut out the image and use a standard sized hole punch at the top of your drawing. Punch the hole fairly close to edge, as it can be hard to attach the clasp.
Pop it in the oven following the manufacturer’s instructions.